Your Creative Industries Cluster invites you to join the Meet the Zebras Campaign! 

Between 15 and 21 April, the “Meet the Zebras” initiative will highlight all the facets of the professions that make up the creative industries. They will be presented and contextualised through the interventions of more than 150 speakers and some 20 keynote presenters.

In preparing this series of webinars, we realised how often creatives feel a bit alone or isolated,” says Mr Lis. “This makes it very hard for them to remain creative! They need to share their inspiration and to get closer to others. These four days of exchange come just the right time. They will be able to find out what others are doing, join in and contribute to the discussions, explain how they are facing the crisis and what their development prospects are.”

More specifically, on 15 April, the focus will be on the ecosystem surrounding the creative industries and the range of services, financial tools and other infrastructures on which they can rely to start or develop their businesses. “Everyone will have their say and it is important that everyone participates, in order to shape the future of the creative industries”.

The other three sessions (19, 20 and 21 April) will highlight each of the branches of the creative industries and show how the transversality and variety of skills is beneficial for the whole economy.

Creatives, by definition, think out of the box. They have great potential to contribute ideas and solutions to other industries,” explained Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation. “They can benefit tremendously from the experience and expertise of companies from other sectors in the way they operate and generate value. Hence, we want to encourage partnerships between the creative industries and other sectors of our economy.”

The Programme:

Thursday, 15 April

  • 09:00 – 10:40 h – Academia/Education
  • 10:40 – 12:25 h – Co-working
  • 13:30 – 16:00 h – Entrepreneurship
  • 14:30 – 16:30 h – Intellectual Property
  • 15:30 – 18:10 h – Funding Opportunities

Monday, 19th April – 8.30 to 18.40

  • Crafts and manufacturing
  • Interactive Media and Gaming
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Design

Tuesday, 20th April – 9.00 to 17.30

  • Literature
  • Digital Media and Publishing
  • Visual Arts
  • Film/ audio visuals
  • Marketing and Communication

Wednesday, 21st April

  • World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • Cross sector Innovation
  • Closing